Australia women's national baseball team

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Australia women's national baseball team
Country  Australia
Federation Australian Baseball Federation
Confederation Baseball Confederation of Oceania
Manager Australia John Gaynor
IBAF World Rank 3rd
Women's World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2004)
Best result 2nd (1 time, in 2010)

The Australian women's national baseball team represents Australia in international women's baseball tournaments and competitions. The team is controlled by the Australian Baseball Federation, which is represented in the Baseball Confederation of Oceania (BCO). They are the only team in Oceania to be formally ranked by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), and are the 3rd ranked women's baseball team in the world.[1]

The team has competed at all four Women's Baseball World Cups, most recently finishing second in 2010. Prior to this, they had finished fourth in each of the three other World Cups.

Current roster[edit]

Australia roster - 2010 Women's Baseball World Cup
Players Coaching staff
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Utility players

Manager

Coaches

Other staff

  • Anne-Maree Adams (Executive Officer)
  • Joni Ralph-Wilkie (Physiotherapist)

World ranking[edit]

In August 2009 the International Baseball Federation created a ranking system so that the nations involved in international competition could be compared independently. Teams receive points based on the position they finish at the end of World Cup tournaments. Only results at the previous three tournaments years are used, so points are added and removed over time. Points are also weighted so that more recent tournaments have a greater impact on the rankings.[2] Since the rankings were introduced, two editions have been released, the most recent released after the 2010 World Cup.

When the rankings were first introduced, Australia was listed at 4th position; their lowest since the rankings were introduced.[2] Their best position achieved to date is their current position of 3rd.[1]

Date
Released
Tournament Tournament
Result
Ranking Points Position Above Position Below
Rank Team Points
Difference
Rank Team Points
Difference
4 September 2010[1] 2010 World Cup 2nd 3rd 140.00 2nd  United States +13.33 4th  Canada -6.67
13 August 2009[2] 2008 World Cup* 4th 4th 100.00 3rd  Canada +40.00 5th  Chinese Taipei -20.00
 * - When the rankings were first released, the 2008 World Cup was the most recent tournament completed that had any bearing on the rankings themselves.

Women's World Cup[edit]

 Australia
Women's Baseball World Cup
Tournament Results
Canada Canada, 2004 4th
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei, 2006 4th
Japan Japan, 2008 4th
Venezuela Venezuela, 2010 2nd
Medal Tally
Gold medal world centered.svg
Gold
Silver medal world centered.svg
Silver
1
Bronze medal world centered.svg
Bronze
Medals world.svg
Rank
4th

Of the twelve nations to be represented at the IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup, Australia is one of five teams to have participated in all four of them. To date its best result was in the most recent tournament held in 2010, in which Australia placed 2nd. Previously, the team had finished fourth in each of the tournaments, with medals being shared between Canada, Japan and United States.[3]

At least one Australian has been named to each of the All-Star teams selected at the end of the respective tournaments.

Australian Women's Baseball World Cup Record by Opponent
Opponent Tournaments
Met
W–L
Record
Largest Victory Largest Defeat Current
Streak
Score Tournament Score Tournament
 Canada 4 2–3 9–4 Chinese Taipei 2006 6–1 Venezuela 2010 L2
 Chinese Taipei 4 4–0 12–0 (F/6) Japan 2008 W4
 Cuba 2 2–0 6–2 Venezuela 2010 W2
 Hong Kong 1 1–0 22–2 (F/5) Chinese Taipei 2006 W1
 India 1 1–0 15–0 (F/5) Japan 2008 W1
 Japan 4 2–3 7–1 Canada 2004 13–3 (F/5) Venezuela 2010 L1
 Netherlands 1 1–0 16–3 (F/5) Venezuela 2010 W1
 United States 4 1–5 19–6 (F/6) Venezuela 2010 11–1 (F/6) Japan 2008 W1
 Venezuela 1 1–1 12–2 Venezuela 2010 8–1 Venezuela 2010 W1
Overall 4 15–12 Against  HKG Against  USA &  JPN L1
22–2 (F/5) Chinese Taipei 2006 11–1 (F/6)
13–3 (F/5)
Japan 2008
Venezuela 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "IBAF Women's World Rankings - Sept. 2010" (PDF). International Baseball Federation. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "IBAF Releases First-Ever Women’s World Rankings". International Baseball Federation. 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2009. Men’s rankings also updated, Venezuela enters the top-10 
  3. ^ Sedgman, Cassandra (23 August 2010). "Silver Medal for Australian Women and 3 named in All-Star Team". Australian Baseball Federation. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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